Graph::Writer::Cytoscape - Write a directed graph out as Cytoscape competible input file


Version 1.00


Quick summary of what the module does.

Perhaps a little code snippet.

    use Graph;
    use Graph::Writer::Cytoscape;
    $graph = Graph->new();
    # add edges and nodes to the graph
    $writer = Graph::Writer::Cytoscape->new();
    $writer->write_graph($graph, 'mygraph');




Haktan Suren, <hsuren at>


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-graph-writer-cytoscape at, or through the web interface at I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


Graph::Writer::Cytoscape is a class for writing out a directed graph as Cytoscape competible input file.

The graph must be an instance of the Graph class, which is actually a set of classes developed by Jarkko Hietaniemi.

The Cytoscape format is designed to support Cytoscape program, It simply generates the necessary files for Cytoscape. So, it allows you to use Graphviz file in Cytoscape.

The graph, nodes, and edges can all have attributes specified, where an attribute is a (name,value) pair, with the value being scalar.


You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Graph::Writer::Cytoscape

You can also look for information at:


All credits go to Neil Bowers for developing Graph::Writer class.


Copyright 2012 Haktan Suren.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

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